Atomic Bomb In 1939, Einstein and several other scientists told Roosevelt of efforts in Nazi Germany to build an atomic bomb. It was shortly thereafter that the United States Government began the Manhattan Project, whose research produced the first atomic bomb. Atomic Clock The US primary time and frequency standard is a cesium fountain atomic clock developed at the NIST laboratories. Audio Tape Recording Marvin Camras invented the method and means of magnetic recording. The history of sound recording. Automated Electrified Monorail Systems Ronald Riley invented the automated electrified monorail system. Automatic Doors Dee Horton and Lew Hewitt invented the sliding automatic door in 1954. Band-Aid Band-Aid® is the trademarked name for the 1920 invention belonging to Earle Dickson. Bar Codes The first patents for bar code were issued to Joseph Woodland and Bernard Silver on October 7, 1952. Barbeque In America, barbecue (or BBQ) originated in the late 1800's during Western cattle drives. Barbed Wire Don't fence me in -- all about the invention, development, and use of barbed wire. Barbie Doll The Barbie doll was invented in 1959 by Ruth Handler.

Blood Bank Dr. Charles Richard Drew was the first person to develop the blood bank. Blue Jeans Levi Strauss invented blue jeans. Board Games Puzzle over the history of board games and other brain teasers. Body Armor & Bullet Proof Vests Humans throughout recorded history have used various types of materials as body armor to protect themselves from injury in combat and other dangerous situations. Boilers Babcock and Wilcox co-invented the water tube steam boiler, a safer and more efficient boiler. Cash Register James Ritty invented what was nicknamed the "Incorruptible Cashier" or the cash register. Cassette Tape In 1963, the Philips company became the first company to demonstrate the compact audio cassette. Cat Eyes Percy Shaw patented his road-safety invention called cat eyes, in 1934 when he was only 23. Coat Hangers Today s wire coat hanger was inspired by a clothes hook patented in 1869 by O. A. North. Coca-Cola "Coca-Cola" was invented by Dr. John Pemberton in 1886. See Also - Coca Cola Vintage Advertising Crossword Puzzles The crossword puzzle was invented by Arthur Wynne. Cruise Control Unstopped by his blindness, Ralph Teetor invented cruise control. Cuisinart Carl Sontheimer invented the Cuisinart. Dialysis Machine Willem Kolff invented the artificial kidney dialysis machine. The history of kidney innovations. Diapers (Disposable) The convenient disposable diaper was invented by New Yorker Marion Donovan in 1950.

Diesel Engine Rudolf Diesel was the inventor of the diesel-fueled internal combustion engine.

Eiffel Tower Gustave Eiffel built the Eiffel Tower for the Paris World's Fair of 1889, which honored the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. Elastic In 1820, Thomas Hancock patented elastic fastenings for gloves, suspenders, shoes and stockings. Elevator Elisha Otis invented the "Improvement in Hoisting Apparatus" or elevator. Electric Blanket In 1936, the first automatic electric blanket was invented.

In 1891, Jesse Reno created a new novelty ride at Coney Island that led to the invention of the escalator.

The Etch-A-Sketch was developed in the late 1950s by Arthur Granjean.

Robert Metcalfe and Xerox team invented network computing.
Eyeglasses The history of the oldest known glass lens to the first pair of spectacles invented by Salvino D'Armate. Footbag Hacky Sack or Footbag is a modern American sport invented in 1972. Fortran The first high level programming language called fortran was invented by John Backus and IBM. See Also - Fortran GoTo Freeze Drying/Freeze Dried Foods The basic process of freeze-drying foods were known to the Peruvian Incas of the Andes. Freeze drying is the removal of water from food while the food is frozen. Frozen Foods Clarence Birdseye found a way to flash-freeze foods and deliver them to the public - several decades of frozen history.

Karaoke:Invented in 1975 by Roberto del Rosario. I really thought this was a Japanese invention, despite its¶ popularity here, and I was completely wrong. A brilliant guy, he invented many other musical

devices, but Karaoke will always be remembered as his greatest triumph (or bane to humankind, depending on your point of view.) Medical Incubator:Invented in 1941 by Fe del Mundo. She was the first Asian student in Harvard¶s School of medicine. Countless young lives were saved by her invention and genius. Moon Buggy:Invented in 1968 by Eduardo San Juan. He was the project leader for NASA in the buggy development: An underfunded and underappreciated engineering success. This one has special significance to me, due to my Grandfather working at the Cape in the early space program. The moon buggy allowed greater exploration of the Moon, yet Eduardo San Juan¶s contribution has been relegated largely to status as a footnote. Erythromycin: Invented (Discovered) by Dr. Abelardo Aguilar in 1949. He sent a sample to Eli Lilly, who promptly stole the idea and patented it, and later marketed it successfully. Remember kids, this is why the great inventors always go to attorneys first« He never received a single peso from his product, that saved millions of lives (Thank him if you are allergic to penicillin!). Yoyo:Invented as a hunting weapon by the ancient Filipinos, probably in the Visayas. ³Discovered´ when Magellan landed. Video Phone:Invented by Gregorio Zara, in 1955 no less! When James Bond was using one in Dr. No, it had already been in existence a number of years. This is the predecessor of the camera in your mobile! Computer Microchips:Many types were invented by Diosdado Banatao, beginning with the world¶s first 16-bit chip in 1972, which he invented while working at Commodore. This led to the development of GUI (The thing that makes the graphics on this page«). Why should you care? Without GUI, you would now be looking at a page filled with nothing but a bunch of ones and zeroes. Isolated Rice Breeds: In 1966, Dr. Rodolfo Aquino isolated nine specific breeds of rice for the International Rice Research Institute. His discoveries helped prevent famine in much of Asia, and were nearly solely responsible for Thailand and Vietnam becoming the world¶s leading rice producers (A spot once solely occupied by the Philippines.). Drug Detection:Dr. Enrique Ostrea developed the method for detecting drug use by pregnant females by detecting traces in the baby¶s stools. His method is used by doctors worldwide in diagnosing drug dependency in infants. Jeepney:Immediate post-war, and the most common form of transportation in the country today. A Filipino invention, though born from necessity, ingenuity, and thrift. Patis: Love it or hate it, I was surprised that it has only been around for the last 60 years! Additionally, the Filipino Patis was the basis for the Vietnamese and Thai fish sauce industries, and not the other way around. (If you think Filipinos use a lot, after a week in Thailand or Vietnam???) It was invented by Tantay Food and Sauces after they discovered that their dried fish were turning into liquid when stored with salt in earthen jars.

Rowell Hernandez

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